on a new activity at the coast: climbing tower in Swakopmund. Information
on climbing and abseiling at Spitzkoppe.
A 15 meter high climbing tower is based at the SFC Sports Center (Swakopmund Football Club) in Swakopmund.
The tower has four walls, one wall has a five meter overhang, the other three are vertical walls and are designed for training for all ages.
The youngest climbers start at five years of age. All climbers climb on a top rope which makes climbing very safe. With this method the rope is thread through a pulley at the top so the climber is always protected from falling. Once the climber reaches the top he/she is lowered gently back to the ground.
The benefit of the tower is that routes can be changed and altered
Climbing tower rates: on request
Walk in clients:
Under 18 years of age for 2 climbs, over 18 for 2 climbs.
Individuals and groups are welcome (no restriction to group size).
Membership rates: on request
Under 18 years of age per month
Over 18 years of age per month
Climbers with experience: on request
per climber / per hour with a partner
per climber / per hour without partner
Courses for those wishing to learn how to use the equipment, abseil, climb,
jummar, belay, rig anchors.
Presently there is no possibility to hire rock climbing shoes to visitors as this is a personal item. Beginners can climb bare foot or with tight fitting
Spitzkoppe Climbing and Abseiling Activities
1) Sport climbing from single pitch climbs to 3 and 4 pitch (a pitch is approx. one rope length of 45 meters)
2) Abseiling 60 meters
3) Guiding to the summit of the Grosse Spitzkoppe (1750 m).
For this activity previous experience is necessary / min. 3 nights / max. 4
One day is spent training before the summit climb. The Spitzkoppe summit climb requires approx. 11-12 hours (depending on the
participants' fitness) and starts very early in the morning. The actual climb covers 588 meters from the base of the mountain.
4) Assistance to climbers wishing to do other or new routes in the area.
Meeting at the Spitzkoppe, transport, camping equipment and food will be
provided on request.
Presently the operator caters for 6 climber guests with own rock climbing shoes (these rock shoes are compulsory for climbing at the Spitzkoppe).
For groups larger than 6 climbers 3 months in advance notice is required.
A compulsory Indemnity form needs to be filled before the commencement of the trip.
Climbers need to check their status with their Life Cover Insurance Brokers, Medical Aid etc. before the trip.
Provided: ropes. harnesses, chalk bags, chalk helmets.
Hardware: rock protection, carbines, slings, belay devices, figure 8s,
jummars, quick draws etc.
Rates: on request with provided details of proposed trip, size of
the group and proposed time of the tour.